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gerardg
02-22-2018, 11:10 PM
Just the beginning.

Soprano body with 363mm. scale.
Mezzo soprano scale on Martin SO proportions body.
13th fret joining neck.

Mapple ( top ) and mango ( sides and back ) body, cedar neck ( with carbon tube stringer ), padouk 3 mm. thickness fingerboard with mandolin frets, and so on ...

One ou two Weekly pages on the blog ...

Pdf plan to be downloaded on the blog.

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Vespa Bob
02-23-2018, 04:01 AM
Thanks, Gerard, looking forward to seeing this one progress!

Bob

gerardg
02-24-2018, 09:17 PM
Thank-you Bob.

The page of this day :

http://gg-ukuleles-artisanaux.eklablog.com/



Thanks, Gerard, looking forward to seeing this one progress!

Bob

gerardg
03-02-2018, 08:48 PM
Some new pages on the blog
about this Soprano 363 mm scale building.

Of course, not the way to do,
just my way.

Just sharing. Just like many of us here.

:rolleyes:

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sequoia
03-04-2018, 05:02 PM
I am always amazed at the cleanliness of your shop Gerardg. No sawdust or chips or spider webs. Makes the build look so clean. How do you do it?

gerardg
03-04-2018, 08:15 PM
My "shop", in fact, is a small room of my appartment.
Specialy converted for ukuleles building.
Always a brush not so far,
and vacuum cleaner before, during and after each step...
I have, too, a special corner for me, in carpenter workshop of a friend of mine, for my small band saw, thickness drum sander and so...
But it's my way to do.
Spending a lot of time to clean my workbench ...
:rolleyes:



I am always amazed at the cleanliness of your shop Gerardg. No sawdust or chips or spider webs. Makes the build look so clean. How do you do it?

gerardg
03-11-2018, 07:45 AM
Some new pages about the building on the blog ...

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gerardg
03-18-2018, 07:40 AM
The blog.
Day page.

The padouk fingerboard.
Mandolin frets.

Many pics with close up ...

In French ... :o

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gerardg
03-27-2018, 04:15 AM
Blog up date about the 363 mm. scale "mezzo" soprano ...

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gerardg
03-30-2018, 10:09 PM
Day page - with many pics on the blog.

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gerardg
04-02-2018, 08:10 PM
The back.
Radiused.

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gerardg
04-10-2018, 06:34 AM
Blog day page on line

Body closed.

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gerardg
04-14-2018, 01:39 AM
Bridge and saddle buiding.

All the pics, close up, on the blog.

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gerardg
04-19-2018, 11:16 PM
The building these days ... carbon tube will be neck stringer.

All my ukuleles have ultra strong carbon tube stringer.

On soft wood like cedar, to prevent bending and also twist.

And, I have noticed ( same uke without stringer, and because twist, stringer installed ) a little but notifiable sustain gain.

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gerardg
04-28-2018, 08:52 PM
Preparing the neck for stringer groove.

On the blog, a video of one of my ukes, a soprano, full curly koa body, made few years ago.

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gerardg
05-03-2018, 05:02 PM
Stringer neck or not ?
For me, regardless of scale, carbon tube stringer in all my ukes necks.
Soft cedar wood, mini thickness neck and fingerboard, crescent moon shape aren't the good way to obtain a stiff neck.
So, carbon tube stringer, glued with epoxy, avoid bend and twist.
And cherry on the cake, carbon tube stringer is a bonus sustain. A little.
All the pics with close up on my blog.

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gerardg
08-07-2018, 08:30 AM
Ukulele soprano 636 mm. scale finished right these days.

All the pics ( so many ) on the blog ...

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